Fifteen years after the disappearance in December 1997 of journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud in French Polynesia, two members of a local militia group have been indicted for his abduction and murder.
Closing down state media outlets is a short-sighted reaction to cost cutting pressures, says PFF.
(RSF/IFEX) – Seven years after the disappearance of investigative journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, statements made by a man linked to the Groupe d’intervention de la Polynésie (GIP, the presidential police forces) may force the case to be re-opened. RSF has called on State Prosecutor Jean Bianconi to refer the matter to examining Judge Jean-Bernard Taliercio, who […]
(PINA/IFEX) – On 31 March 1999, French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse said he would open his news conferences to all journalists for the first time since 1994, the news magazine “Tahiti-Pacifique” reports. The April edition of “Tahiti-Pacifique” called it a major success for the pro-independence station “Radio Te Reo O Tefana” and a “quite noticeable […]